exercism fetch php meetup


Calculate the date of meetups.

Typically meetups happen on the same day of the week. In this exercise, you will take a description of a meetup date, and return the actual meetup date.

Examples of general descriptions are:

The descriptors you are expected to parse are: first, second, third, fourth, fifth, last, monteenth, tuesteenth, wednesteenth, thursteenth, friteenth, saturteenth, sunteenth

Note that "monteenth", "tuesteenth", etc are all made up words. There was a meetup whose members realized that there are exactly 7 numbered days in a month that end in '-teenth'. Therefore, one is guaranteed that each day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, ...) will have exactly one date that is named with '-teenth' in every month.

Given examples of a meetup dates, each containing a month, day, year, and descriptor calculate the date of the actual meetup. For example, if given "The first Monday of January 2017", the correct meetup date is 2017/1/2.

Running the tests

  1. Go to the root of your PHP exercise directory, which is <EXERCISM_WORKSPACE>/php. To find the Exercism workspace run

    % exercism debug | grep Workspace
  2. Get PHPUnit if you don't have it already.

    % wget --no-check-certificate https://phar.phpunit.de/phpunit.phar
    % chmod +x phpunit.phar
  3. Execute the tests:

    % ./phpunit.phar meetup/meetup_test.php


Jeremy Hinegardner mentioned a Boulder meetup that happens on the Wednesteenth of every month https://twitter.com/copiousfreetime

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